Willem Kalf

Still Life with Fruit and Wineglasses on a Silver Plate

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Willem Kalf
Still Life with Fruit and Wineglasses on a Silver Plate

c. 1659-1660 Visitabile tra Sala 10

Willem Kalf was one of the leading still life painters of the Dutch seventeenth century. His pronkstillevens (‘sumptuous still lifes’) always include a few luxury objects and exotic fruits placed against a dark background. He did this to great effect: the silver dish and glasses immediately draw attention with their sparkling light reflections. But here it is the vibrant citrus fruits that really seem to jump off the canvas.

For many years there were doubts about whether this painting really was by Kalf, but in 1995 the collector Van Dedem bought it anyway. That same year the artist’s signature was discovered. Van Dedem clearly had an excellent eye.

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Willem Kalf
Still Life with Fruit and Wineglasses on a Silver Plate

c. 1659-1660 Visitabile tra Sala 10

Gift of Willem, Baron van Dedem to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2002
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Informazioni generali
Willem Kalf (Rotterdam 1619 - 1693 Amsterdam)
Still Life with Fruit and Wineglasses on a Silver Plate
c. 1659-1660
painting
1126
Sala 10
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
oil
canvas
42.9 x 49.3 cm
Iscrizione
linksboven: kalf

Origine

5th Earl Spencer, by 1892; 8th Earl Spencer, Althorp, Northamptonshire; Robert Noortman Gallery, Maastricht; Diethelm Doll, Bad Godesberg; sale London, Christie’s, 8 December 1995, lot 42 (unsold); purchased after the sale by Willem, Baron van Dedem; gift of Willem, Baron van Dedem to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2002; on loan to Willem, Baron van Dedem, and his widow, London, 2002-2016